When Erika was dressed in her kimono she looked so elegant + my favorite part was when we saw her flashback of when she met Gloom.
I was fooled by how Erika was the manager under the kimono. That took me a while to figure that one out.
Ash winning the Rainbow Badge seemed cheap although what bugged me was how mean everyone was to him in this episode. Seemed unfair.
Ash getting the Badge for just saving Gloom felt cheap, but Gloom seemed overpowered in this episode.
gentwoer said:Looks like Ash stopped hesitating over gratitude badges.
Wasted potential comes to mind.
Celadon City is basically the shopping district of the Kanto region and all we see is a perfume shop and a gym. They don't go to the Pokemon department store, there is no plot with the Rocket Game Corner that easily could have been worked into expand this to a two-parter. Nothing.
Looks like Ash stopped hesitating over gratitude badges. Don't know Pikachu couldn't have beat Gloom with its apparent secret strategy. This was easily the worst of not actually earned Kanto badges. At least with Brock he was technically going to win even if by fluke. At least with Misty he probably would have won seeing as how Pidgeotto knocked out Misty's strongest water Pokemon. At least he technically won against Sabrina in a really not fair at all way but there was some sort of victory. Not the case here.
The episode should have had Ash fighting Erika while he was in drag.
Daizy said:"Ashley" looked great. I wish we'd see Ash cross-dress more often and I was happy to see him and Team Rocket team up too since they hardly ever work alongside each other.
Firefo×Fennekin said:And while talking about her, I have to say that she looked so good with that kimono and I think she should've kept it throughout the whole episode.